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GETTING READY FOR THE WRITER’S DIGEST NOVEL CONFERENCE

It’s Tuesday, October 23, and in three days I’ll be on a plane headed south to Pasadena, California for the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, which is happening this weekend, October 26-28, 2018. I’ve got two sessions on the schedule … Continue reading

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BOOKS FOR FANTASY AUTHORS XXIII: ON WRITING HORROR

From time to time I’ll recommend—not review, mind you, but recommend, and yes, there is a difference—books that I think fantasy (and science fiction and horror and all other) authors should have on their shelves. Some may be new and … Continue reading

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BUSY BUSY BUSY

I’m really starting to hate that word, “busy.” “How you doin’?” “Busy. You?” “Totally busy.” “Well, it’s good to keep busy.” “Oh yeah, love being busy.” This is a conversation I’ve had over and over again, instigated by me as often … Continue reading

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ARE YOU ATTENDING A CONFERENCE THIS YEAR?

Or are you taking a continuing education class? Going to writing seminars at conventions? What are you doing this year to improve your craft? And yes, this is at least partially an introduction to a plug . . . On Thursday afternoon I … Continue reading

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WRITING MONSTERS

At last it can be revealed in all its glory: my upcoming book from Writer’s Digest: Writing Monsters. Picking up where The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction left off, at least in the case of monsters, this book … Continue reading

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GETTING OUT THERE

I’ve been attending conventions since 1981, but didn’t start actually participating as a speaker until Gen Con 1996, where I was put on the spot to help run seminars as an employee of TSR. In the years since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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HOW TO SELL YOUR FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION TO AGENTS AND EDITORS

This is the big questions, isn’t it? I’ve written a science fiction or fantasy novel—now what? I get asked that all the time by people who are just starting out. They have no publication credits, no contacts in the publishing … Continue reading

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